Illinois Democrats Introduce Package to Recruit, Retain Police

Illinois Democrats Introduce Package to Recruit, Retain Police

(IOCI RADIO) – Democratic state lawmakers are offering several ideas that they said take a “smart approach” to supporting law enforcement in Illinois.

With just days left in the spring session, House and Senate Democrats are introducing a legislative package that aims to recruit and retain police officers and ensure they are fairly compensated, Sen. Rachelle Crowe of Glen Carbon said.

There are also grants for departments to pay to store data from police body cameras and mental health support for officers. Republicans said any efforts to help police must begin with repealing last year’s “Safe-T Act.”